Category: macOS installer

How to Get macOS Big Sur as a DMG File

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Some Mac users may be interested in obtaining macOS Big Sur as a DMG file, so that they can use the disk image with a virtual machine, to create bootable media, for archival purposes, for cloning, or any other reason. It turns out that macOS Big Sur is available to download as an installer application, and from that you can build a macOS Big Sur DMG file, and that’s what we’ll show you how to do.


For what it’s worth, if you’re looking to create boot media, it’s probably better to simply make a macOS Big Sur bootable install USB drive using the more…

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How to Download MacOS Catalina Without the App Store

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If you’ve owned a Mac for a while, you’re well-aware of the fact that updating macOS to the latest version is a pretty straightforward procedure. However, if you’re looking to create a bootable USB drive, a full installer file is necessary, and the update you download from Apple’s servers might not always be the full installer, particularly with Catalina and Mojave (Big Sur does not seem to have this issue, for what it’s worth). Fortunately, downloading a full installer of macOS Catalina is a lot more easier than you might think, and we’re going to show…

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How to Create a macOS Big Sur Bootable Installer Drive

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Some Mac users find it helpful to create a bootable installer drive for macOS Big Sur. Typically this is done with a USB flash key or thumb drive, and it can be used to boot up a Mac, erase, format, and of course install macOS Big Sur onto any compatible hardware.

There are many useful reasons to have a bootable installer USB drive for macOS Big Sur, whether to perform updates, installs, clean installs, install onto multiple machines, have as a troubleshooting tool, and so much more. Whatever the reason you want one, let’s check out the process of making a…

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How to Download Full MacOS Installers the Easy Way with MDS

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Downloading complete macOS installers has long been possible via the App Store and the command line, but some users encounter difficulties with those approaches, or find them too cumbersome. Another option is to download a full macOS installer by using an app called MDS.

MDS stands for Mac Deploy Stick and is third party software, it’s free to download but if you want support for the app you’ll need to pay for it. For our purposes here, we’re simply aiming to use the MDS app to download complete installers of macOS system software, without going through…

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